The University of Leicester does not yet have a blogging culture, although the number of active bloggers is increasing slowly. There's Alun, who started the whole thing off, Chris and his blogging posse, JayJay, and me, plus a few others that I probably don't know about - if you're out there, leave a comment. (I like to think the fact that we seem to like Wordpress is a sign of good taste.)
We read each others feeds and leave occasional comments, but we work in different disciplines (except Chris and I), so we don't have any other contact. So I've been wondering if there's any value in having some other sort of contact - a UoL blogging network, which might occasionally meet up for a coffee. And if we did, bearing in mind that bloggers might have their own opinions, would the University regard it as a threat? (Mary, Richard - care to comment?)
Would we be able to speak with one voice (sometimes)? Would we storm the list of the world's 50 most powerful blogs? And would we have any impact on institutional culture?